This week in (gay) Vancouver: lights, lunch and literature

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St Paul's Hospital Lights of Hope. Photo by Brian Smith.

This week in (gay) Vancouver includes holiday lights, an AIDS luncheon and a celebration of local queer writers.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation turns on this year’s Lights of Hope (Nov 27) display with a community celebration that includes fireworks, food trucks and fun for the whole family.  After November 27, the display will remain on from dusk to dawn until January 12, 2015.  Lights of Hope is an annual holiday tradition built by volunteers using donated materials that include 10 kilometers of lights. Photo above: Brian Smith / Providence Health Care Media Services (Facebook).

Vancouver’s business community, community leaders and personalities gather to help raise funds for A Loving Spoonful with its annual World AIDS Day Luncheon (Nov 28).  This elegant fundrasier includes a luxurious lunch and both a silent and live auction.

Plenitude Magazine presents readings by local Queer Writers (Nov 29), including Rachel Rose, Nat Marshik, Alan Woo, Esther McPhee and Brett Josef Grubisic.  Hosted by Amber Dawn.  Plentitude Magazine promotes the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature and film through a biannual electronic publication from both emerging and established queer writers, filmmakers, and artists.

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